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How To Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products For Your Entire Home

How To Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products For Your Entire Home

By on 23 October, 2017 in DIY with 0 Comments

For the Earth-conscious homeowner, cleaning can become a bit tricky, especially in between seasons. There’s so much to think about, from bathrooms and kitchens to gutters and gardens, that it can be overwhelming to try and think of the best ways to keep it all clean and tidy without chemicals. Fortunately, there are several ways […]

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Springtime Will Eventually Arrive, But in the Meantime…

Springtime Will Eventually Arrive, But in the Meantime…

As we settle in for some chilly temperatures and dream of spring and daffodils, now is the time to plan for those annual projects. You’ll be ready to start those projects as soon as the groundhog misses seeing his shadow! Mailboxes are beginning to fill up with seed catalogs, and we long to get dirt […]

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Fall Gardening and Raised bed tutorial

Fall Gardening and Raised bed tutorial

By on 25 September, 2013 in DIY, Gardening, Outdoors, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

It’s officially fall now and the weather has turned cooler.  My tomatoes gave up the ghost a long time ago, but my peppers are probably doing the best they’ve done all year.  That summer heat was just a killer! Once I had pulled up my tomatoes, I realized my little bed needed some work especially […]

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Street Fair Revival – Build a Car, Be a Vendor

Street Fair Revival – Build a Car, Be a Vendor

By on 25 March, 2013 in DIY, Fun, Johnny Veres with 0 Comments

On May 11, downtown Montgomery will once again see a massive gathering of vivacious vendors, performers and artists of all types in the second annual Montgomery Street Fair Revival, modeled after the one originally held in 1899. Put on by the civic group Helicity, founder Johnny Veres promises that the Fair will be even bigger […]

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Books and Dolls: A Local Artisan Crafts Beautiful Heroines

Books and Dolls: A Local Artisan Crafts Beautiful Heroines

By on 1 March, 2013 in Art, DIY, Fun, Heather Coleman, Shopping with 0 Comments

Lil lit chic is a locally owned business that creates handmade, one-of-a-kind dolls that are based on historic literary heroines. Mariah Reilly’s work can be found on etsy. You can also email her or call her at 334.269.1174 or follow her on Facebook. One of her Zelda dolls will be featured in the silent auction […]

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Cork Underfoot – Installing Engineered Cork

Cork Underfoot – Installing Engineered Cork

By on 2 February, 2013 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

One of my first articles for MML (back in August 2011!) was about choosing flooring for the den/home office. I am ashamed to say that it took me until December 2012 to actually install the aforementioned flooring. Nothing like looming holiday/birthday parties to jump start those DIY projects! We did decide to go with engineered […]

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DIY Christmas Ornament Tree

By on 14 December, 2012 in DIY, Fun, Holidays, Sarah Churchman with 1 Comment

I can only assume some of you have already seen this on Pinterest this year, as I did. When I saw this, I just had to try it because it looked so easy and with such a pretty pay-off. Well, easy isn’t exactly what I would call it, but yes the pay-off is quite delightful. […]

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A Jarring DIY

A Jarring DIY

By on 2 November, 2012 in DIY, Sarah Churchman with 0 Comments

With the holidays quickly approaching, there isn’t much time for DIY-type projects that aren’t specifically holiday-oriented. With that said, here’s a quick one! I decided to do this project after realizing a lot of the herbs in my spice cabinet were from my own garden and I was tired of seeing them in plastic sandwich […]

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Just a Coat of Paint

By on 18 April, 2012 in DIY with 3 Comments

We bought this circa-1938 Cloverdale-Idlewild cottage ten years ago despite the dated kitchen. We never fixed the kitchen. Everything worked well in there and I just got used to it. I’d stopped “seeing” the kitchen. Yes, for ten years. It is kind of a galley. One side is original, beautiful white tile counter top with […]

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Let the Wall Come Down

Let the Wall Come Down

By on 10 March, 2012 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 0 Comments

On Ikeafans, one of the first things that they suggest that you do when remodeling a kitchen is sit down and list your goals, and then keep that list close whenever you are making any major decisions about your remodel. My list looked something like this: repair existing problems maintain the integrity of the house […]

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